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Made-in-Israel success stories at IDCThis past semester, I taught in an Israeli university for the first time, teaching American history at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya...read more...
Tu b’Shvat seder (and other foods for Jewish Arbour Day) – Pt. 2Are you ready for the seder? No not THAT seder. Although it is far less famous than the one in the spring, Tu b’Shvat does have its own...read more...
Jennie Rosenfeld's appointment is wonderful newsA stained-glass ceiling has been cracked. Women no longer learn Torah solely in order to be talmidot chachamot (learned scholars), but are...read more...
Jews and aboriginals make a powerful teamJews get it. We understand bigotry and discrimination. More sadly, we understand how otherwise civilized people and nations can target the most...read more...
Anxiety in our timeWe don’t know what we have until it is eaten away at. How could we?   Is it possible for a child who grew up in a peaceful, rational...read more...
Bibi and Bougie go to WashingtonIn December, a poll ranked the leading issues for Israeli voters ahead of March 17 national elections. The economy placed first at 34 per cent,...read more...
Violence in the name of God  In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, do we demand that local Muslim leaders condemn Islamist radicalism, or does that tar an...read more...
KOSHER CORNER: L'ChaimWho has not been faced with ordering a drink at a meeting, at a conference or on a date in a hotel lobby? And how many of us silently question what...read more...
The greening of Tu b'ShvatThe holiday of Tu b’Shvat is like the ugly duckling that grew into a swan.” Thank you Aaron Howard for putting it so succinctly. If ever...read more...
BACKSTORY: No one, not even a biblical figure, is too big to failHas there ever been a people whose heroes are so deeply flawed? The first Jewish king, Saul, errs and is told by the prophet Samuel that his kingship...read more...

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